Two trusts in Lincolnshire have been given permission to launch public consultation on merger plans. Lincoln District Healthcare trust and South Lincolnshire Healthcare trust aim to create a single organisation providing mental health, learning disability and community services next April.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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